Panarctic Flora


580255 Salix caprea subsp. caprea L.


Northern Fennoscandia: Rare
Kanin - Pechora: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 38 (2x). - Europe, Russia, Far East (S)? - Numerous reports.
Not included: Reports of two deviating numbers, 2n = 76 (4x) by Wilkinson (1944) and 2n = 57 (3x) by Marklund in Löve and Löve (1942b), both omitted by Löve and Löve (1975a). These may belong to, respectivelly, the related tetraploid S. cinerea and a hybrid.

Geography: European - Asian: NOR RUS.

Notes: Subspecies caprea follows the European coast northwards into the Arctic in Norway and Russia. The generally more northern subsp. sphacelata (Sm.) Macreight (Salix coaetanea (Hartm.) Flod.; S. caprea subsp. sericea (Andersson) Flod.) occurs in the middle to northern boreal zones in Scandinavia but in the interior parts in the north and does not seem to extend to the arctic coastal areas anywhere. The non-arctic Russian Far East plant has been described as subsp. hultenii (Flod.) Kom.

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